UN Plans Return for Soldiers Killed in Haiti Crash

UN Plans Return for Soldiers Killed in Haiti Crash

Published October 12, 2009

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A U.N. spokesman says the bodies of six Uruguayan and five Jordanian peacekeepers recovered from a plane crash in Haiti will be flown to their home countries.

Everyone aboard the CASA C-212 twin-engine turboprop died when it crashed into a mountain Friday during a surveillance flight.

Mission spokesman David Wimhurst says the bodies are at a U.N. facility in Port-au-Prince.

The wreck of the Spanish-made, Uruguay-owned plane is under 24-hour guard pending an investigation.

A memorial is planned before the soldiers' departure on Tuesday. Hours later, the U.N. Security Council expects to renew the mission for a sixth year.

The 9,000-member force arrived in 2004 after the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Written by Associated Press


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